Paul Gaudette, passed away on January 6, 2016 at home in Tucson at the age of 91. After serving in the Army Air Corp in WWII, Paul attended the U of WA where he met first wife Betty Jacobs. They lived at Birch Bay WA where he helped operate the Shore Acres Roller Rink. In 1959, he started Beachcomber Books, specializing in military aviation history. In 1975 Paul moved to Tucson where he continued in the book business until he retired in 2004. Paul's lifelong avocation was creating abstract art pieces of from a variety of materials, particularly ceramic sculptures. Paul is survived by wife Carol Gaudette, sister Rosemarie (Bob) Ellis and children Chris (Susie) Gaudette, Nan (Larry) Brimmer, Gail (Jim) Thorvardson, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Jan. 17, 2016